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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 08 at 2:36PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY. * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT EAST WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL

Tonight

Lo29° Patchy Fog

Tuesday

Hi43° Patchy Fog

Tuesday Night

Lo31° Patchy Fog

Wednesday

Hi44° Patchy Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo36° Chance Sprinkles

Thursday

Hi45° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Showers

Friday

Hi45° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo37° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi44° Slight Chance Rain

Conservative justices ready for union challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservative Supreme Court justices Monday voiced support for a legal challenge that could erode organized labor’s clout by depriving public-employee unions of millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay.

Court rejects Nestle bid to throw out child slavery suit

WASHINGTON, D.C — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Nestle SA, the world’s largest food maker, and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast.

Pfizer hikes prices for over 100 drugs

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc, which plans a $160-billion merger with Ireland-based Allergan Plc to slash its U.S. tax bill, on Jan. 1 raised U.S. prices for more than 100 of its drugs, some by as much as 20 percent, according to statistics compiled by global information services company Wolters Kluwer.

Teacher absences close dozens of Detroit schools

DETROIT — Teachers calling in sick to protest dissatisfaction with school infrastructure closed about two-thirds of the Detroit Public Schools on Monday, school district and union officials said.

Trial of Baltimore police officer postponed by court

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s second-highest court has intervened and postponed the trial of Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., just as the case was set to get underway Monday with jury selection.

Ringling Bros. circus to cease elephant acts in May

POLK CITY, Fla. — The elephant acts that have been part of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows for more than a century will end in May, earlier than their previously announced retirement, the circus’ parent company said Monday.

Man who plotted Obama dognapping faces weapons charge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A North Dakota man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family’s pet Portuguese water dogs was arrested with guns and ammunition at a downtown Washington hotel and is facing a weapons charge, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

GOP moves toward Iran deal showdown with White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation that could undermine the international nuclear deal with Iran cleared a U.S. congressional panel on Thursday, setting up a potential showdown over one of President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy initiatives.

Affluenza’ case mom booked into jail on return to Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — The mother of a Texas teenager, derided for a defense of “affluenza” in his trial for killing four people while driving drunk, was flown on Thursday to Texas from California and charged with helping her son escape to Mexico after he was suspected of violating probation.

Officials ready to move manatee off endangered list

TAMPA, Fla. — The manatee, a species long considered at risk of extinction, has recovered in sufficient numbers to move from endangered to threatened status, U.S. wildlife officials said on Thursday.

House of Representatives to vote on North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives could vote in the coming days on legislation backed by Republican and Democratic lawmakers to broaden U.S. sanctions on North Korea, House leaders said on Thursday, a day after Pyongyang announced it had tested a hydrogen nuclear device.

Alabama sues U.S. federal government over refugees

Alabama officials sued the U.S. government on Thursday to force the Obama administration to provide more information on the settlement of refugees from Syria and other countries in the state.

Waves batter California coast

LOS ANGELES — Southern California was soaked on Thursday with another storm driven by El Niño, sending powerful waves crashing against oceanfront Malibu homes and delaying power restoration for thousands of mountain dwellers in the Big Bear area.

Doubt surrounds North Korea’s H-bomb claim

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb on Wednesday, drawing criticism from world powers even though experts and the U.S. government doubt that the isolated nation’s atomic weapons capability is as advanced as Pyongyang claims.

L.A. prosecutor declines to charge Cosby over allegations by 2 women

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County district attorney has declined to bring criminal charges against comedian Bill Cosby stemming from sexual assault allegations by two women over separate incidents, one dating back to 1965 and the other to 2008, prosecutors said on Wednesday.